Today I was finally able to pick my jaw up from the ground after it fell with the news of Siobhan Magnus’ very untimely elimination from American Idol Season 9.
However, it was a great moment to see her perform on The Ellen Show, knowing that Ellen fully endorsed her unique artistry and musicality.
Apparently Ellen’s Dad was very fond of Siobhan and was extremely disappointed with her elimination. Great news, huh?
He will be forever bugging his daughter to feature Siobhan on her show! Gotta love the power of parenthood!
After her interview, Siobhan gave a phenomenal performance of “House Of The Rising Sun” – a song that captured so many of the wonderful musical elements that she brought to this competition.
The multi-layered composition of this performance – starting quietly and poignantly with her a cappella singing, followed by a slow and passionate crescendo, showcasing the beauty of her lower and head voice and then quietly ending with her customary poise and finesse - all the while brimming with confidence and authenticity, was extraordinary to watch.
However, as much as I was loving this performance, I was hoping that she would sing the song she had selected for the Frank Sinatra Theme next week. Anyone out there who can enlighten me on this subject would definitely be on my new best friend list.
However, for now, just sit back and relax and enjoy Siobhan’s lovely interaction with Ellen, followed by her superb performance.